Pioneering 100mph run to be recreated 100 years on


Percy Lambert's famous record-breaking run at Brooklands is to be recreated almost 100 years to the day after he achieved the feat.

Lambert, at the helm of a 25hp 'Invincible' Talbot, was the first person verified to have covered more than 100 miles in one hour.

To mark the centenary, Talbot and classic car owners will try to replicate the 103.76 miles that Lambert covered on 16 February.

Because of the changes to the Surrey speedbowl, however, the attempt – masterminded by the Sunbeam Talbot Darracq Register – will take the format of a 'relay' on the adjacent Mercedes-Benz World track.

Included in the line-up will be a replica of Lambert’s record-breaking Talbot, Des Burnett’s 25/50 (the model on which Percy Lambert’s racer was based) and Talbots from the Brooklands Museum Racing Team that raced at the Le Mans Classic last year.

For more information about the event, click here.

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